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  • Black lives matter - just a rant

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    Living Life
    26 Aug 2015 | 8:08 am
    I want to start off by saying that this rant is just my opinion and that is all. Please note I live in a country where I can and have the right to publicly express my opinion without being persecuted. Now if the jury pool of public opinion didn’t exist that would be awesome.  I have seen a lot of “black lives matter” on Facebook and other forms of social media. As well, I have seen other forms of “lives matter” throughout the social interwebs. I understand there has been an influx of media reporting on black people being the victims of police brutality and this…
  • Trendy Rage Over Racism

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    3 Sep 2015 | 10:39 pm
    The strange summer of '15 fades with murder accelerating in the big cities. Most of the dead are black, slain by blacks. Many white liberals are in a fashionable rage of blaming themselves for it. What could we expect from this summer's endless search for ...
  • Summer TV Recap: Reflections on HBO’s Ballers

    Racialicious - the intersection of race and pop culture
    Kendra James
    28 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    by Kendra James HBO’s Ballers is one of the most confusing yet simplistic shows to debut this summer. It doesn’t require more than 30 minutes of your attention a week, and if asked what it’s about you need only three words to explain: Entourage with football Starring Dwayne Johnson, John David Washington, Dule Hill, Omar Benson Miller, and Rob Corddry, the show was billed as a comedy about the lives of current and retired football players in Miami that would entertain while also highlighting some of the issues the NFL has faced (or tried to quietly sweep under the rug) over…
  • Refugee crisis: Emma Thompson claims Britain is 'racist' for not taking in ... - The Independent

    RACIST NEWS - Google News
    4 Sep 2015 | 2:36 am
    The IndependentRefugee crisis: Emma Thompson claims Britain is 'racist' for not taking in The IndependentEmma Thompson has claimed Britain is not taking in enough refugees because the public is racist, and they would feel differently if the people in need were “white Europeans”. In the interview for Newsnight - which took place before the harrowing images UK is RACIST for not taking in more refugees, claims Emma ThompsonDaily MailBritain's failure to take on more refugees is RACIST, blasts actress Emma ThompsonExpress.co.ukEmma Thompson says Britain is racist to refugees and…
  • No, God Is Not Punishing Jimmy Carter for 'Anti-Semitism' - Forward

    ANTI SEMITISM NEWS - Google News
    3 Sep 2015 | 2:40 pm
    ForwardNo, God Is Not Punishing Jimmy Carter for 'Anti-Semitism'ForwardCarter's cancer is the divine edict for his anti-Semitism. And with that smug analysis of heavenly justice these false prophets have unwittingly besmirched millions of righteous and God-fearing people who similarly find themselves suffering from and more »
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  • Trendy Rage Over Racism

    3 Sep 2015 | 10:39 pm
    The strange summer of '15 fades with murder accelerating in the big cities. Most of the dead are black, slain by blacks. Many white liberals are in a fashionable rage of blaming themselves for it. What could we expect from this summer's endless search for ...
  • Revisiting Eracism

    3 Sep 2015 | 9:53 pm
    Branden Higginson, sophomore from Mayfield, Kentucky, holds a sign expressing how racism makes him feel. Lunch at the Thoroughbred Room on campus around noon provides an image of the student body at Murray State. Clusters of students gather, holding tiny ...
  • Offended by Taylor Swift's Wildest Dreams? Then Bollywood's racism will give you nightmares

    3 Sep 2015 | 5:16 pm
    If you google 'Taylor Swift and racism', you'll immediately be linked to the singer's new single 'Wildest Dreams'. The song debuted during the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday night and its portrayal of Africa has left a lot of people frowning.
  • Confederate flag panel: Racism still plagues U.S.

    3 Sep 2015 | 4:37 pm
    In what is sure to be one of this year’s landmark events, the panel “The Flag: Navigating Southern Identity, Race and Symbolism” set a new tone around campus climate, privilege and racism at Wake Forest. The panel took place Wednesday, Sept.
  • Taylor Swift accused of racism in 'African colonial fantasy' video

    3 Sep 2015 | 2:18 pm
    Singer sparks another controversy after online critics lash out at film for Wildest Dreams, which was shot in Africa with a largely white cast Taylor Swift arriving at the MTV video music awards in Los Angeles on Sunday, where the video for Wildest Dreams ...
 
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    Racialicious - the intersection of race and pop culture

  • Summer TV Recap: Reflections on HBO’s Ballers

    Kendra James
    28 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    by Kendra James HBO’s Ballers is one of the most confusing yet simplistic shows to debut this summer. It doesn’t require more than 30 minutes of your attention a week, and if asked what it’s about you need only three words to explain: Entourage with football Starring Dwayne Johnson, John David Washington, Dule Hill, Omar Benson Miller, and Rob Corddry, the show was billed as a comedy about the lives of current and retired football players in Miami that would entertain while also highlighting some of the issues the NFL has faced (or tried to quietly sweep under the rug) over…
  • Straight Outta Compton, Black Women, and Black Lives Matter

    Guest Contributor
    27 Aug 2015 | 9:00 am
    By Guest Contributor Marquis Bey A friend of mine asked, two days before the theatre premier of Straight Outta Compton, what impact I thought the N.W.A. biopic would have on the Black Lives Matter movement. My answer, since I had not seen or read much about the film, was insufficient and characterized by stock hip-hop feminist answers: white viewers and critics of the Movement may very well use the film to say, “See! They’re advocating violence, glorifying it even!”; hopefully it’ll give historically contextual backing to the legacy of violence visited upon Black bodies to which Black…
  • Photo Gallery: Back in time on Governor’s Island

    Kendra James
    18 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    There are two weekends each summer in New York City when you might find yourself riding the downtown subway next to a flapper and her bootlegger dressed partner. They’re not elaborately costumed film extras, and you haven’t found yourself stuck in an episode of Doctor Who. This was the 10th year for the Jazz Age Lawn Party on Governor’s Island, and August’s Saturday date didn’t disappoint when it came to fashionable attendees. For your enjoyment this morning, a lighter side of Racialicious. Check out our gallery of Gatsby era attired POC attendees below.  …
  • In His Own Words: Julian Bond (1940-2015)

    Arturo
    17 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    By Arturo R. García The American social justice movement mourned the loss of pioneer and lawmaker Julian Bond on Saturday, after he passed away at the age of 75. The Nashville native was at the center of two of the Civil Rights Movement’s most pivotal groups, helping to found both the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and the Southern Poverty Law Center, while also serving as the first president of the latter. From there he served 20 years as a lawmaker in the Georgia House and Senate, and another 12 atop the NAACP. But as The Root reported, there was a moment in time when he…
  • We already know: white liberal racism denies Black personhood

    Guest Contributor
    11 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    By Guest Contributor Danielle Fuentes Morgan Trauma often feels inevitable for bodies of color. It is the leitmotif of life in the United States. And regardless of the safeguards we may have, either intentionally-structured or as benefit of birth, the impact is real. We often speak in terms of macroaggressions and microaggressions, terms I hesitate to use because they imply that without hoods and burning crosses the assaults should be tolerated. It feels like another way to discount the feelings of people of color—a nuanced way of telling us to get over it. I am sitting in the doctor’s…
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  • Refugee crisis: Emma Thompson claims Britain is 'racist' for not taking in ... - The Independent

    4 Sep 2015 | 2:36 am
    The IndependentRefugee crisis: Emma Thompson claims Britain is 'racist' for not taking in The IndependentEmma Thompson has claimed Britain is not taking in enough refugees because the public is racist, and they would feel differently if the people in need were “white Europeans”. In the interview for Newsnight - which took place before the harrowing images UK is RACIST for not taking in more refugees, claims Emma ThompsonDaily MailBritain's failure to take on more refugees is RACIST, blasts actress Emma ThompsonExpress.co.ukEmma Thompson says Britain is racist to refugees and…
  • Media Label 'James Bond' Author Racist for Saying Idris Elba Too 'Street' for Role - Breitbart News

    3 Sep 2015 | 8:04 pm
    Breitbart NewsMedia Label 'James Bond' Author Racist for Saying Idris Elba Too 'Street' for RoleBreitbart NewsSo, was Horowitz racist? No. Horowitz simply thinks Elba is wrong for the part and stumbled on the land mine of using politically incorrect language to say so. And Horowitz's language was not racist. Elba's most famous character, Russell “Stringer Idris Elba Responds To James Bond Author's Racist CommentThe InquisitrToo 'street' to play Bond? Why the word sparked a racism debateMail & Guardian Onlineall 312 news articles »
  • Protesters Dressed as KKK: 'Make America Racist Again' - Breitbart News

    3 Sep 2015 | 7:11 pm
    Breitbart NewsProtesters Dressed as KKK: 'Make America Racist Again'Breitbart NewsThe protesters appeared to be protesting Trump's immigration policy as they held a sign that said “Make America Racist Again” – a play on Trump's campaign slogan, “Make America Great Again.” “When questioned by reporters at the scene, those in KKK ...Protesters Dressed as KKK Accuse Donald Trump of Being a RacistYahoo News UKall 27 news articles »
  • Racist abuse on rise in football as Lord Ouseley hits out at David Cameron - The Guardian

    3 Sep 2015 | 2:59 pm
    The GuardianRacist abuse on rise in football as Lord Ouseley hits out at David CameronThe GuardianLord Herman Ouseley, chairman of Kick It Out, called on the prime minister David Cameron to be careful when talking about immigrants and minorities. Photograph: Antonio Zazueta Olmos. David Conn. Thursday 3 September 2015 17.59 EDT Last modified ...Thousands of racist slurs made against BalotelliSky News AustraliaFootball Association: Discrimination and racism on rise in English gameMalay Mail Onlineall 22 news articles »
  • Shotgun-toting Texan calls for violence against activists to avenge cop's ... - New York Daily News

    3 Sep 2015 | 10:17 am
    New York Daily NewsShotgun-toting Texan calls for violence against activists to avenge cop's New York Daily NewsA hate-spewing former prison worker encouraged his fellow Texans to avenge a cop's murder by brutally attacking civil rights activists — and warned that he would shoot the “black bastards” who threaten white people. Nathan Ener blamed Harris County ...
 
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  • No, God Is Not Punishing Jimmy Carter for 'Anti-Semitism' - Forward

    3 Sep 2015 | 2:40 pm
    ForwardNo, God Is Not Punishing Jimmy Carter for 'Anti-Semitism'ForwardCarter's cancer is the divine edict for his anti-Semitism. And with that smug analysis of heavenly justice these false prophets have unwittingly besmirched millions of righteous and God-fearing people who similarly find themselves suffering from and more »
  • As SodaStream Leaves West Bank, CEO Accuses Boycott Campaigners of Anti-Semitism - Newsweek

    3 Sep 2015 | 11:34 am
    NewsweekAs SodaStream Leaves West Bank, CEO Accuses Boycott Campaigners of Anti-SemitismNewsweekThe chief executive of Israeli-owned drinks company SodaStream has accused campaigners against the company's operation in the West Bank of anti-Semitism on Wednesday, two weeks before the company closes its factory in the occupied territory, ...SodaStream chief accuses boycotters of anti-SemitismYnetnewsLeaving West Bank, SodaStream chief accuses boycotters of anti-SemitismThe Times of IsraelSodaStream factory in West Bank shuts due to “racism and anti-Semitism”Jewish Newsall 73 news…
  • Comment: Anti-Semitism in Iran - Jews caught in the crosshairs - Jerusalem Post Israel News

    3 Sep 2015 | 9:26 am
    Jerusalem Post Israel NewsComment: Anti-Semitism in Iran - Jews caught in the crosshairsJerusalem Post Israel NewsToday, I noted, whatever the challenge of anti-Semitic violence and rhetoric in Europe, the governments of those countries have stood up against anti-Semitism. Most notable in this respect are Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany and Prime Minister OPINION: Beware these anti-Israel hypocrites and their wilfully devious semanticsJewish News10 Principles That Have Guided Obama's Most Difficult Conversations With JewsSlate MagazineThe Solitary Miracle that is IsraelArutz…
  • EU official at center of police probe after alleged anti-Semitic attack on co ... - Jerusalem Post Israel News

    3 Sep 2015 | 5:53 am
    Jerusalem Post Israel NewsEU official at center of police probe after alleged anti-Semitic attack on co Jerusalem Post Israel NewsA European Union official is the subject of a probe by Belgian police after he allegedly physically and verbally attacked a co-worker, calling her a "dirty Jewess," during an anti-Semitic diatribe. The Belgian League against anti-Semitism (LBCA) said EU official accused of trying to strangle female colleague while praising HITLERDaily MailOPINION: The most threatening form of anti-Semitism in Britain todayJewish NewsEuropean Commission official violently…
  • Zero-tolerance policy on anti-Semitism, Belgian PM vows - Jewish Telegraphic Agency

    3 Sep 2015 | 3:23 am
    Zero-tolerance policy on anti-Semitism, Belgian PM vowsJewish Telegraphic Agency(JTA) — Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel vowed to apply a zero-tolerance policy on anti-Semitism during visits to several Jewish institutions in Antwerp. Michel visited the Flemish capital in northern Belgium Tuesday with that city's mayor, Bart and more »
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  • Children are more honest about race in America.

    bioncatm
    4 Sep 2015 | 5:12 am
  • Desecration of Black Lives is Not a New Phenomenon

    candidobservation
    4 Sep 2015 | 5:08 am
    I read a piece in the New York Times where some white politicians offered stern rebuke for the Black Lives Matter movement, saying that “Dr. King would be appalled” at the fact that the color of people being disproportionately shot and killed by police officers is being lifted. (http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/04/opinion/the-truth-of-black-lives-matter.html?mwrsm=Facebook). Their remarks show their arrogance, ignorance and complete lack of understanding about what this fight is about. Black lives have never mattered to white America. From the time of slavery, black bodies were…
  • The Whole Truth Dr. John Henrik Clark

    Thought Provoking Perspectives
    4 Sep 2015 | 5:00 am
    We are taught by the dominant culture that the world began a few thousand years ago. This is simply false teaching concerning what historical data is available in the Modern Era. My words and writing are intended to inspire and empower the minds of mankind. Education, that which has long been denied to most, is the single most important ingredient necessary to neutralize those forces that breed poverty and despair! Today’s topic challenges the history of the world and proves what we’ve learned, much of it, is untrue. Listen to the elder, the profound intellectual Dr. John Henrik…
  • Hafu - Mixed Race Experience In Japan

    btx3
    4 Sep 2015 | 4:53 am
    This is a trailer for a movie on how mixed race people are treated in Japan… This introduction by the authors – The film is available on VIMEO To highlight some of the discrimination against mixed race folks and foreigners, there is the case of the first mixed race Miss Japan – First ever mixed race Miss Japan forced to defend herself after being abused for ‘not being Japanese enough’ because father is African-American Ariana Miyamoto was born and raised in Nagasaki, and is fluent Japanese Mixed race beauty queen born to American father and Japanese mother She…
  • White Women Are Getting Fed Up

    Ka Demon
    4 Sep 2015 | 4:42 am
    By Sinead | renegadetribune.com We are sick and tired of having our countries ruined, seeing our folk demoralized, and being hated and blamed for all of the worlds problems. We are speaking out, and standing up for our people. We will not let this continue. Let’s get this video trending on Twitter with #Whitewomenarefedup, and get this video to go viral! http://redicecreations.com/article.php?id=34176 WIKK WEB GURU
 
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  • Sentencing phase begins for convicted killer Frazier Glenn Miller/Cross

    hillnholler
    1 Sep 2015 | 1:47 pm
    Frazier Glenn Miller/CrossOlathe, Kansas — The sentencing phase of the Frazier Glenn Miller/Cross Jr. trial got underway today, and jurors heard from the prosecution and from the defendant who called a witness and says he will call more. For all his bravado the convicted killer asked the jury to have mercy on him and give him life without parole. He mentioned his age, 74, his physical condition and said the death penalty would impact his friends and family. The prosecution, who is pushing for the death penalty, depicted Miller/Cross as a cold, remorseless killer whose only regret was…
  • Vienna Jews: City ignoring Muslim anti-Semitic incitement

    apocalypse29
    29 Aug 2015 | 6:17 pm
    http://www.timesofisrael.com/vienna-jews-city-ignoring-muslim-anti-semitic-incitement/?utm_source=The+Times+of+Israel+Daily+Edition&utm_campaign=44b163ccda-2015_08_29&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_adb46cec92-44b163ccda-55201169 The Jewish Community of Vienna has accused the city’s prosecutor’s office of ignoring anti-Semitic incitement by pro-Palestinian activists. The incitement took the form of a caricature published last month on the Facebook page of organizers of the Vienna march of International Quds Day — an annual event held in cities across the world since it was…
  • Jury is out in Frazier Glenn Miller/Cross trial following closing statements Monday

    hillnholler
    29 Aug 2015 | 7:08 am
    Frazier Glenn Miller Friday told the jury of his past history as a leader of white supremacist groups in North Carolina. (Southern Poverty Law Center photo)Frazier Glenn Miller/CrossUPDATE:The jury began deliberations today (Monday) after closing arguments. The jury went out at about 2 p.m. after receiving instructions from Judge Thomas K Ryan. Prosecutor Steve Howe told the jury they had the evidence to convict Miller/Cross of capital murder, and Miller/Cross said he was a patriot trying to protect “our people.”Olathe, Kansas — Frazier Glenn Miller/Cross got his day in court…
  • No Room for Racism and Antifa - Why they support Islam and the destruction it brings.

    Patriot
    25 Aug 2015 | 4:05 am
    My first hand dealings with the group called Antifa (Anarchists aka Anti Fascists) are quite disturbing, the ones i have seen and had the displeasure of meeting are drug induced street scum, and that’s putting it nicely. From putting pictures around the streets calling for the killing of police, the denigration of our streets with the groups disgusting Anti Australian posters and of course the very existence of this vile group and its members. They call themselves Anti-Fascists when in fact they have become the fascists using violence against anyone they disagree with. The main goal of…
  • Jesse Owens: “Hitler Didn’t Snub Me…My President Did”

    fuzzysdad01
    25 Aug 2015 | 1:00 am
    This is from The Black Sphere. Not only was Emperor Franklin The First a racist he also he was anti Semitic.   How bad of a racist do you have to be, to be worse than Hitler?! The man who brought socialism to America, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, was not only a philandering scoundrel, but also a cross-burning, anti-black, anti-immigrant racist. “Hitler didn’t snub me; it was our president who snubbed me. The president didn’t even send a telegram.” Those were the words of one of greatest Olympians in American history, James Cleveland “Jesse” Owens, winner of four gold medals at…
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  • Black lives matter - just a rant

    Living Life
    26 Aug 2015 | 8:08 am
    I want to start off by saying that this rant is just my opinion and that is all. Please note I live in a country where I can and have the right to publicly express my opinion without being persecuted. Now if the jury pool of public opinion didn’t exist that would be awesome.  I have seen a lot of “black lives matter” on Facebook and other forms of social media. As well, I have seen other forms of “lives matter” throughout the social interwebs. I understand there has been an influx of media reporting on black people being the victims of police brutality and this…
  • UKIP Supporting Livermead Cliff Hotel Still Doing Business with Foreigners!

    ShiDaDao
    20 Aug 2015 | 12:44 am
    It is said that 24 hours is a long time in politics (and it is), but apparently 3 months obviously i
  • stop racism

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  • The “Coming White Minority”: Brazilianization or South-Africanization of U.S.?

    Joe
    31 Aug 2015 | 12:34 pm
    TweetTo understand the so-called “browning of America” and “coming white minority,” we should accent the larger societal context, the big-picture context including systemic racism. “Browning of America” issues have become important in the West mainly because whites are very worried about this demographic trend. Black-British scholar, Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, has noted that whites are fearful because for such a long time the world has been their own. . . . There is an underlying assumption that says white is right. . . . There is a white panic every time one part of their world seems…
  • Test-ocratic Merit vs. Democratic Merit?

    Edna Chun
    20 Aug 2015 | 10:46 am
    TweetWhat are the benefits of a college education in a diverse democracy? Research indicates that these benefits include the ability to strengthen critical thinking, to provide students with the capacity for leadership, problem-solving, and creativity, and to strengthen social agency and pluralistic orientation for careers and citizenship in a global society. Yet is the inordinate emphasis on college entrance aptitude tests really a measure of merit and of the abilities of potential college students to develop these needed competencies? Lani Guinier’s new book, The Tyranny of the…
  • Least Equal States: New Mexico, Arizona at Top

    Joe
    9 Aug 2015 | 5:35 pm
    TweetMatt Bruenig at Demos has spreadsheet/map (disposable income) of least egalitarian states, with the most inegalitarian ten all in South and Southwest, with New Mexico, Arizona, California in the top three. He concludes thus about the ventiles (ventile=1/20)and percentiles (see @billmon1 for nice map): Mississippi is quite poor. In both equivalized and per capita income, Mississippi is in last or second-to-last place for every ventile except the 5th percentile in equivalized income where it is in third-to-last place. New Hampshire outperforms everywhere except the top. In both equivalized…
  • On Sandra Bland, Sam DuBose and the Names We’ll Never Know

    Jessie Daniels
    4 Aug 2015 | 12:05 pm
    TweetWhile we’re away from regular blogging this summer, we’ll let Jay Smooth say a few words about these grim few weeks of news dominated by the tragic deaths of Sandra Bland and Sam DuBose. The post On Sandra Bland, Sam DuBose and the Names We’ll Never Know appeared first on racismreview.com.
  • The Untold Story of the Moynihan Report

    Stephen Steinberg
    29 Jul 2015 | 4:10 pm
    TweetThe 50th anniversary of the Moynihan report has unleashed another round of contentious debates between critics and defenders of the report. For all the sound and fury over half a century, as far as I know nobody has asked the obvious question: what prompted Daniel Patrick Moynihan to undertake a study of “the Negro family” in the first place? After all, Moynihan was a political scientist with a Ph.D. in International Economics, who at the time was a young and obscure assistant secretary in the Department of Labor. What did he know about “the Negro family” and what relevance did…
 
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  • State Rep. Arconti, City Councilman Minority Leader Tom Saadi speak out against transfer station proposal

    17 Aug 2015 | 1:22 pm
    After the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection gave their stamp of approval towards a proposed solid waste transfer station on Plumtress Road, State Rep. David Arconti and City Councilman Tom Saadi issued the following statement: Rep. Arconti: “I was disheartened to hear about the preliminary DEEP recommendation for this solid waste facility that would affect the quality of life for so many residents. Among the many issues is the overwhelming traffic necessary to process 800 tons of waste per day. Since day one I have been against locating it in such close proximity to a…
  • One on one with Danbury DTC Chairman Joe Walkovich: Downtown revitalization efforts

    11 Aug 2015 | 2:09 pm
    Last month, I had the pleasure of interviewing Danbury Democratic Town Committee chairman Joe Walkovich and get his thoughts on some of the major issues in the city. In the first part of this series of posts, Chairman Walkovich offers his concerns regarding the direction of Mark Boughton's downtown revitalization master plan…More videos to come...
  • Why demolish the playground at Rogers Park in August?

    5 Aug 2015 | 4:12 pm
    To say that the demolishment of the playground at Rogers Park is boneheaded would be an understatement. The playground at Rogers Park has a very popular destination for youths (my kids play there several times a week) this summer so I was shocked is dismayed to see the playground be dismantled earlier today. Although the city will probably install an upgraded playground, the question that I have, as well as many members of the public who are scratching their heads over this bizarre move, is why did the city have to demolish the playground NOW as opposed to the end of the summer when kids…
  • VIDEO: Danbury Fair Mall fireworks finale

    3 Jul 2015 | 9:04 am
    Happy 4th of July...
  • Danbury's local music scene is alive and well!

    22 Jun 2015 | 12:10 pm
    Lys Gulliorn and Her BandI've ALWAYS been a HUGE supporter of the local music scene in Danbury and during those rare moments when I have a free night to myself, I make sure to stop downtown and listen to the latest talent in the area. During my recent visit to Billy Bean's Cafe and Pub, I caught up with group Lys Gulliorn and Her Band as they played their song "Ghost Child." You can hear great acts at Billy Bean's on Tuesday and Saturday nights...stop by and show your support for local music.
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  • I Look Like An Engineer

    Linda Leigh Hargrove
    7 Aug 2015 | 1:51 pm
    It all started with an ad campaign from OneLogin, a San Francisco based tech firm. The simple recruiting campaign featured a young attractive woman engineer named Isis Wenger. It got more social media attention than anyone expected. As expected, some commenters discussed her sex appeal. Deeming her too sexy to be an engineer and onlyRead More
  • Flies in the Ointment

    Linda Leigh Hargrove
    28 Mar 2015 | 12:20 pm
    I recently found out through a devoted reader that my latest release was full of typographical errors? These are her words: The first two books [in the series] are 5 star.  I had to give [the third book], 4 stars because it has far too many errors. My initial reaction was a mixture of angerRead More
  • Eating Donuts in November

    Linda Leigh Hargrove
    5 Nov 2014 | 10:09 am
    November is a special month for me. It’s the month I celebrate adoption. My three sons are adopted. These are my “brothers from other mothers”. My three kings. Yes, I celebrate their lives every day. Most days, I’ll be honest, I forget they’re adopted. They are just my boys. But in November on National Adoption DayRead More
  • MLK Day ’98

    Linda Leigh Hargrove
    2 Oct 2014 | 5:42 pm
    Today it snowed big white cold flakes, covering the empty liquor bottles potato chip bags and dirty diapers quietly like so much indifference apathy ignorance and inactivity. (Lord, send the Son.)
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  • Rides From The Motherland: African Designed and Produced Automobiles

    28 Aug 2015 | 11:17 pm
    photo of the Kantanka from Ghana. "Kantanka-Otumfo" by Zyfloss - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0 via Commons - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Kantanka-Otumfo.jpg#/media/File:Kantanka-Otumfo.jpgFor years many people have held a sterotypically racist view of Africa.  Not only is the continent rich in history, culture and untapped minerals; Africa is rich in modern innovation.  These people who supposedly live in the jungle - swinging from trees --are producing world-class modern automobiles.  If you're in the market for a car you might want to look at…
  • The First

    28 Aug 2015 | 8:55 pm
    THE FIRST The FirstTo open my heart to deep loveThe FirstTo hear my future hopes and dreamsThe FirstWoman I couldn't breathe withoutThe FirstTo show me unbridled passionThe FirstTo expose me to unrestrained euphoriaThe FirstTo have me mind, body and soulThe FirstTo be seen as my future wife The FirstTo have an eternal place in my heartThe FirstTo leave a permanent mark on that heart As time marches on And life addsExperiences and memories The FirstWill always beThe First  
  • Mansa Musa -- King of Kings

    21 Aug 2015 | 3:31 pm
    Mansa Musa (1280-1337) was the "King of Kings" or "Emperor" of the wealthy West African empire of Mali.  He was known by many names including Musa I of Mali, Mansa Gonga Musa, Musa Keita, Kankan Musa, and many others.  He came to the throne in 1307, and in 1324 began a pilgrimage -- or hajj -- that would awaken the world to the vast wealth of his kingdom.  Traveling from his capital Niani on the upper Niger River to Mauritania, then on to Algeria, before reaching Cairo, Egypt and ultimately Mecca.  Mansa Musa led an impressive caravan of 60,000 men,…
  • U.S. Marines Declare F-35B Operational

    31 Jul 2015 | 10:52 pm
    The long awaited F-35 strike fighter had one of its three versions -- the F-35B -- declared operational on July 31 in an announcement by Gen. Joe Dunford -- incoming Chairman of the Joint Chiefs. The F-35B will be used by the U.S. Marine Corps, which has plans to buy 340 of the B and 80 of the C model.  The F-35B was developed with short take-off and vertical landing (STOVL) capability for use from Marine Corps small deck carriers; while the C has larger wings and is optimized for use from U.S. Navy conventional aircraft carriers.  Currently 10 F-35B's…
  • U.S. Government Stealing Indian Land -- AGAIN!!!

    28 Jul 2015 | 3:59 pm
    photo: Naelyn Pike of the Chiricahua Apache tribe photo credit: Standing FoxAbout an hour east of Phoenix, Arizona in a town called Superior, members of the San Carlos Apache tribe have been at standing in protest for three months at a place called Oak Flat.  The protest is in response to Congress' December 2014 move to sell Apache holy land to an Australian-British mining company.  The provision for the sale was added to a defense bill at the last minute -- avoiding any public scrutiny or debate -- by Republican Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake.  The area had been under…
 
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